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100% Supporting Local

At Trust Aoraki Limited (Trust Aoraki) our philosophy is “locals for locals”, and having a board comprised of local people ensures we make informed decisions to support our philosophy.

What makes Trust Aoraki unique is 100% of available funds are distributed back into the community from where those funds were generated. Our venue operators can proudly say that they are 100% supporting their local community.

We have strong support from the Department of Internal Affairs for our distribution process and our focus on local decisions made by locals.


For the 2020/2021 financial year, Trust Aoraki distributed $1,379,336.00 into the local communities of Timaru, Temuka, Kurow, Otematata, Twizel, Lake Tekapo, Fairlie, North Canterbury  & Christchurch.

These funds supported major community projects as well ensuring that the many community and sporting groups applying for funding were also recipients.